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Postmodern Halogen Desk Table Lamp 1980s
By Robert Sonneman, Ettore Sottsass, George Kovacs
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Postmodern desk or bankers lamp in the style of Robert Sonneman for George Kovacs from the 1980s. Born from the idea of Ettore Sottsass and his Memphis Group in the early eig...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

  • Postmodern Halogen Desk Table Lamp 1980s
  • Postmodern Halogen Desk Table Lamp 1980s
  • Postmodern Halogen Desk Table Lamp 1980s
  • Postmodern Halogen Desk Table Lamp 1980s
H 15.25 in. W 17.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Italian Yellow and Black Postmodern Desk Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A beautiful 1980s Italian yellow and black Postmodern desk lamp. The lamp has a high-low switch and it takes a small halogen light bulb. Dimension: 25” diameter 3” wide 16.5” high.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Versatile Unique Postmodern Desk in Leather and Burl
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Custom-made desk, metal, burl, leather, glass, brass, Italy, 1970s This grand desk was custom-made for a costumer which explains the rather unique arrangement of functional elemen...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Postmodern Desk in the Style of Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Classic Postmodern designed desk or dining table with an inlaid colorful pattern on the top and stepped pyramid shaped legs.
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Late 20th Century North American Post-Modern Desks

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Iron

Peter Handler Custom Handmade "Pteranodon" Postmodern Desk Chair, 2008
By Peter Handler
Located in South Bend, IN
An outstanding custom handmade "Pteranodon" Postmodern office desk chair By Peter Handler for Handler Studio USA, 2008 The Pteranodon chair is chair reduced to its least, an...
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Early 2000s American Post-Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Vintage Italian Postmodern Elle Due Arredamenti Burl Wood Roll Top Desk
By A.R. Arredamenti
Located in west palm beach, FL
Incredible vintage Italian Postmodern desk. Made by the iconic Elle Due Arredamenti ISA group. Beautiful Burl Wood top with a heavy black metal base. Chic roll top across the top.
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1990s Italian Post-Modern Desks

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Wood, Burl

  • Vintage Italian Postmodern Elle Due Arredamenti Burl Wood Roll Top Desk
  • Vintage Italian Postmodern Elle Due Arredamenti Burl Wood Roll Top Desk
  • Vintage Italian Postmodern Elle Due Arredamenti Burl Wood Roll Top Desk
  • Vintage Italian Postmodern Elle Due Arredamenti Burl Wood Roll Top Desk
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Two Postmodern Veneta Lumi Desk Task Table Lamp, Italy, 1994
Located in Antwerp, BE
Two Postmodern desk task table lamp by Veneta, Italy, 1994.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Postmodern Angular Wood Desk or Floor Lamp with Two Translucent Glass Diffusers
Located in Miami, FL
Custom postmodern desk or floor lamp with two glass diffusers and black wood carved housing from the 1980s.
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Late 20th Century Unknown Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Stained Glass, Wood

Postmodern Smoked Glass Desk Catchall Vide-Poche
Located in New York, NY
A substantial Postmodern black to dark grey hue smoked glass desk catchall vide-poche, circa late-20th century, Europe. Piece is oblong, with a fluted base and small feet. A great pi...
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Late 20th Century European Post-Modern More Desk Accessories

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Glass

  • Postmodern Smoked Glass Desk Catchall Vide-Poche
  • Postmodern Smoked Glass Desk Catchall Vide-Poche
  • Postmodern Smoked Glass Desk Catchall Vide-Poche
  • Postmodern Smoked Glass Desk Catchall Vide-Poche
H 1.19 in. W 10.94 in. D 4.44 in.
Postmodern Perforated Desk Set by Barbieri & Marianelli for Rexite
By Rexite
Located in San Diego, CA
Postmodern perforated desk set by Barbieri & Marianelli for Rexite. It includes a metal waste basket, pencil cup and note holder, Italy, 1980s.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Desk Sets

Materials

Steel

Postmodern Black Marble Desk Pen Pencil Holder, 1990s
Located in New York, NY
A '90s Postmodern black and brown polished marble stone desk pen pencil holder, circa 1990s. Dimensions: 2.5" square x 4.19" height. Matching desk accessory also available, search...
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1990s European Post-Modern More Desk Accessories

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Stone, Marble

Postmodern Polished Brass Double Desk Letter Tray Paper Holder
Located in San Diego, CA
Double letter tray in polished brass finish with black enamel lining by emphasis 6000. Very nice accent to any executive's desk! California design.
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern More Desk Accessories

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Brass

1980 Enzo Mari Postmodern Set of 4 Desk Accessories in Emperador Light Marble
By Enzo Mari
Located in Brescia, IT
This is a very elegant set in Emperador marble, designed by the well-known Italian Designer Enzo Mari and produced by Driade. The beauty of this set is timeless. The set are composed...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Desk Sets

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Marble

Italian Postmodern Letter Holder or Desk Organizer by Designer Rino Pirovano
By Rexite
Located in New York, NY
An Italian Postmodern black letter holder or desk organizer by designer Rino Pirovano for Rexite, Italy, circa late-20th century. Piece is marked on bottom as shown in images #9 and ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern More Desk Accessories

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Plastic

Postmodern Architectual Child's Desk
Located in Germantown, NY
This is truly a one of a kind. Unknown designer and maker of this unusual child's desk. It appears to be custom-made, and is quite finely made at that. The lines and details are stun...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Desks

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Wood, Plywood

  • Postmodern Architectual Child's Desk
  • Postmodern Architectual Child's Desk
  • Postmodern Architectual Child's Desk
  • Postmodern Architectual Child's Desk
H 33 in. W 27 in. D 18 in.
Italian Postmodern Round Rolling Writing Desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This round Postmodern writing desk is on casters for easy mobility and transportation. The half-moon seat of the desk is attached to the half-moon table top to create a complete circ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Small Memphis Style Postmodern Mirror
Located in San Diego, CA
Very cool Memphis style small wall mirror signed Hill Brin, circa 1990s. There is a lot of intricate pottery detail and image overlap on the frame of the handmade mirror.
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Mid-20th Century American Post-Modern More Desk Accessories

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Pottery

  • Small Memphis Style Postmodern Mirror
  • Small Memphis Style Postmodern Mirror
  • Small Memphis Style Postmodern Mirror
  • Small Memphis Style Postmodern Mirror
H 10.5 in. W 10.5 in. D 1.375 in.
Postmodern Steelcase Office Desk Dining Chair
By Steelcase
Located in New York, NY
Chic architectural side chair by noted American furniture maker, Steelcase. The chair features an orange tweed continuous seat and back, with white plastic exterior shell, on chrome ...
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Vintage 1970s American Post-Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

Postmodern “LEGO” Telephone Phone by Tyco
By Tycos, Memphis Group, Lego
Located in Rome, IT
1990s telephone made of LEGO by Tyco.
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1990s Japanese Post-Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Plastic

  • Postmodern “LEGO” Telephone Phone by Tyco
  • Postmodern “LEGO” Telephone Phone by Tyco
  • Postmodern “LEGO” Telephone Phone by Tyco
  • Postmodern “LEGO” Telephone Phone by Tyco
H 4.34 in. W 7.09 in. D 7.49 in.
Postmodern Architectural Writing Desk Architect Wieser, Vienna, 1980
Located in Vienna, Vienna
Postmodern Architectural writing desk Arch. Wieser, Vienna, 1980 Architect Wieser made is adjucation by Viennese Professor Roland Rainer in Vienna, 1970. Green lacquered wood, chr...
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Vintage 1980s Austrian Post-Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

Postmodern Architectural Root Veneer Writing Desk Arch, Wieser, Vienna, 1980
Located in Vienna, Vienna
Postmodern architectural writing desk Arch. Wieser Architect Wieser made is adjucation by Viennese Professor Roland Rainer in Vienna, 1970. Vienna, 1980 root veneer, chrome, lacq...
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Vintage 1980s Austrian Post-Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

Postmodern Lucite Copper Penny Paperweight, 1980s
Located in New York, NY
An 1980s modern or Postmodern period Lucite and copper U.S. penny paperweight desk accessory. All pennies are of the year 1980. A great desk accessory or decorative object.    
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Paperweights

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Copper

Postmodern Clock by Richard Birkett, circa 1989
By Richard Birkett
Located in Norwalk, CT
This funky little clock is one of a kind. This Postmodern art piece features splatter painting by Richard Birkett and is circa 1989. This clock is sure to brighten up an interior and...
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Paint

Neos Clock George Sowden Nathalie du Pasquier Postmodern
By Lorenz, George Sowden, Nathalie du Pasquier
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Neos clock designed by George Sowden and Nathalie du Pasquier. Working with original box.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Plastic, Acrylic

Table Clock Shohei Mihara Wakita Superpresent Postmodern, 1980s
By Shohei Mihara, Memphis Milano, Wakita
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Table clock by Wakita hi-tecs, Japan. Wakita hi-tecs produced a lot of small pieces in the 1980s-1990s under the name of superpresent. Especially Shohei Mihara's clock series are f...
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Post-Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Plastic

Table Clock1 Masayuki Kurokawa Gom Green Postmodern 1980s
By Masayuki Kurokawa, Memphis Milano
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Table clock by Masayuki Kurokawa. Made of rubber frame and color board. Three color variations available.  
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Post-Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Rubber

Table Clock2 Masayuki Kurokawa Gom Yellow Postmodern, 1980s
By Masayuki Kurokawa, Memphis Milano
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Table clock by Masayuki Kurokawa. Made of rubber frame and color board. Three color variations available.      
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Post-Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Rubber

Wall Clock1 Masayuki Kurokawa Gom Red Postmodern, 1980s
By Masayuki Kurokawa, Memphis Milano
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Wall clock by Masayuki Kurokawa. Made of rubber frame and color board. Two color variations available.   
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Post-Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Rubber

Wall Clock Masayuki Kurokawa Gom Yellow Postmodern, 1980s
By Masayuki Kurokawa, Memphis Milano
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Wall clock by Masayuki Kurokawa. Made of rubber frame and color board. Two color variations available.   
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Post-Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Rubber

Postmodern Mantle Clock by Michael Graves for Alessi
By Alessi, Michael Graves (b.1934)
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Designed by renowned postmodern American architect Michael Graves in 1986 for Italian housewares powerhouse Alessi. Graves’ designs perfectly capture the 1980s aesthetic, especially ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Glass, Plastic, Birdseye Maple

Postmodern Table Clock by George Sowden for Neos, Italy, 1988
By George Sowden
Located in Chicago, IL
Postmodern clock for desk or table by George Sowden for Neos by Lorenz. Ceramic in grey black and white. Made in Italy in the 1980s. Cast manufacturer's mark to reverse 'Neos of L...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Ceramic

Postmodern Arteluce Desk Lamp
By Arteluce
Located in San Diego, CA
High quality and heavy desk metal desk lamp by historic high end lighting company, Arteluce. Fully adjustable head rotates in a multitude of positions, Italy.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Postmodern Arteluce Desk Lamp
  • Postmodern Arteluce Desk Lamp
  • Postmodern Arteluce Desk Lamp
  • Postmodern Arteluce Desk Lamp
H 15.5 in. W 24 in. D 8.5 in.
Postmodern Black Desk Table Task Lamp
By Arteluce
Located in Miami, FL
Lamp rendered in block powder coating and chrome.
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Steel, Chrome

  • Postmodern Black Desk Table Task Lamp
  • Postmodern Black Desk Table Task Lamp
  • Postmodern Black Desk Table Task Lamp
  • Postmodern Black Desk Table Task Lamp
H 24 in. W 14 in. D 16 in.
Postmodern Stilnovo Desk or Wall Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Miami, FL
White adjustable and multi-functional desk, wall, task lamp or sconce by Stilnovo, Italy. Lamp can sit table top or be mounted on the wall.
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

  • Postmodern Stilnovo Desk or Wall Lamp
  • Postmodern Stilnovo Desk or Wall Lamp
  • Postmodern Stilnovo Desk or Wall Lamp
  • Postmodern Stilnovo Desk or Wall Lamp
H 12 in. W 7.25 in. D 9 in.
Postmodern Red and Black Desk Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A Postmodern red and black adjustable desk lamp. Shade and base are a red enameled metal. Neck is adjustable. In fine working order for US electric.   
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Vintage 1980s European Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Postmodern Multidirectional Polished Brass Desk/Table Lamp
By Ron Rezek
Located in San Diego, CA
Great design and functionality on this brass polished table desk lamp, the shade moves up and down, side to side comes with a dimmer switch and its perfectly working, Its halogen.
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20th Century North American Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Postmodern Table, Desk or Task Arc Lamp
By Memphis Group
Located in Miami, FL
Postmodern arc lamp with black metal base and arch and a green shade, great Memphis style lamp.
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Postmodern Table, Desk or Task Arc Lamp
  • Postmodern Table, Desk or Task Arc Lamp
  • Postmodern Table, Desk or Task Arc Lamp
  • Postmodern Table, Desk or Task Arc Lamp
H 30 in. W 11 in. D 18.5 in.
Black and White Postmodern Table of Desk Lamp
Located in Miami, FL
Postmodern lamp with white enameled shade supported by a chrome stem and mounted on a black steel base. The shade tilts back and forth. Not height adjustable.
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Vintage 1980s Unknown Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Desk Lamp Magamago G. Marianelli and A. Danielak Postmodern style
By Giorgio Marianelli, Tronconi
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Table lamp designed by G. Marianelli and A. Danielak for Tronconi. The name is Magamago. Black painted steel body with blue glass shade. 100-120V use. Never used condition in box....
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Postmodern Veneta Lumi Desk Task Table Lamp, Italy, 1990s
By Veneta Lumi
Located in Rome, IT
Postmodern colored desk task table lamp by Veneta Lumi, Italy, 1990s.
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1990s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Postmodern Memphis Era Table/Desk Lamp by Robert Sonneman
By Robert Sonneman, George Kovacs
Located in San Diego, CA
1987 Designed by Robert Sonneman for George Kovacs table desk lamp, with dimmer switch freshly rewired, with brass poles and glass diffuser, beautiful simple and elegant.
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Chrome

Desk Lamp Ciao Ezio Didone for Arteluce, Postmodern Neoclassic
By Ezio Didone, Arteluce
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Table lamp designed by Ezio Didone for Arteluce. The name is Ciao. Back painted body with flexible arm. You can change light beam position. 100-120V use.  
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Postmodern Memphis Milano Desk Lamps Megalit, Italy, 1980s, Set of 2
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant set of two extremely rare Postmodern metal Table Arc Lamps. Manufactured by Megalit, Memphis Milano Era, Italy in the early 1980s. Exceptional functionality: switching on/o...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Metal

Vintage Postmodern 1970s Brass Demilune Table / Desk Lamp by Kovacs
By Kovacs
Located in Chicago, IL
Postmodern brass demilune table / desk lamp by Kovacs, 1970s. Style of Sonneman.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Postmodern Architectural Root Veneer Coffee Table Desk Arch. Wieser, Vienna
Located in Vienna, Vienna
Postmodern architectural coffee table desk Arch. Wieser, Vienna, 1980 Architect Wieser made is adjuration by Viennese Professor Roland Rainer in Vienna, 1970. Maple root veneer, l...
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Vintage 1980s Austrian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Postmodern Double Headed Desk Lamp by Roverto Maracatti for Zeus, Milano
By Zeus Milano
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Impressive, Italian postmodern, black cast metal, double-headed, desk lamp by Roverto Maracatti for Zeus Milano features articulating heads that accept one Halogen bulb each.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Postmodern Pink and White Marble Desk or Table Lamp, ca. 1970s
Located in New York, NY
A chic, beautiful, and substantial '70s Modern or Post Modern period marble table or desk lamp, circa 1970s. Marble is polished, rectangular in shape, and has an 'emerald cut' detail...
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Vintage 1970s American Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Marble

Postmodern Table or Desk Lamp Meridiana by Paolo Piva for Stefano Cevoli
By Stefano Cevoli
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Charming small table or desk lamp designed by Paolo Piva in the 1970s. It is highly adaptable to your personal need of the moment as both arm and light can be rotated in every direct...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Rare Postmodern Memphis Era Desk Lamp in Chrome Enamel Metal and Glass
By Robert Sonneman
Located in San Diego, CA
A very unique desk /table lamp freshly rewired, enamel finish on base and shade with 2 clear glass inserts circa 1980s, we have restored the lamp it's very unique, with a Memphis Pos...
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20th Century American Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Large American Postmodern Brushed Steel and Polished Chrome Swing-Arm Desk Lamp
Located in Port Hope, ON
This impressive American Postmodern swing arm desk lamp has all the design features of the Machine Age but with a modern twist. It is executed in brushed steel and polished chrome an...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Pair of Italian Red Postmodern Gooseneck Adjustable Table Desk or Task Lamps
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in Miami, FL
Unique pair of adjustable goose neck table desk or task lamps rendered in Red metal and plastic with a black gooseneck and cone shade head, Italy, 1980s.
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Italian Table or Desk Lamp in Postmodern Style Steel and Murano Glass by Leucos
By Leucos Design Lab
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Wonderful arch shaped table or desk lamp by Italian light specialist Leucos. Its base is made of black colored steel. The light bulb itself is placed in an aerodynamically shaped Mur...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Postmodern Desk lamp 1980 by Aznar
Located in Paris, FR
Postmodern desk lamp 1980 in memphos style by French designer JD Aznar (labelled JD Aznar) in grey and yellow plexiglas body and metal base and diffusor.
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Vintage 1980s French Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Postmodern Desk lamp 1980 by Aznar
  • Postmodern Desk lamp 1980 by Aznar
  • Postmodern Desk lamp 1980 by Aznar
  • Postmodern Desk lamp 1980 by Aznar
H 15.75 in. W 3.94 in. D 11.82 in.
Vintage 1980s Perforated Metal Postmodern Desk Lamp
By Ron Rezek
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A charming desk lamp in the style of Ron Rezek with a perforated metal shade and a hump that gives it a ton of personality. Black shade, base, and gooseneck contrast perfectly with t...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Sophia, a Writing Desk by Aldo Cibic for Memphis Milano 1980s Italian Postmodern
By Memphis Group, Aldo Cibic
Located in London, GB
Sophia, a postmodern writing desk of reconstituted veneer, briar and lacquered wood designed by Aldo Cibic for Memphis Milano, circa 1985. An original and rare 1980s piece of Memp...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Postmodern Richard Birkett Fantasy Clock Louise Nevelson Style
By Richard Brikett
Located in Miami, FL
A vintage clock by Artist Richard Birkett, wood construction and other materials such as plastic and metal all finished in a glossy black make this art time piece a unique and It has...
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Wood

Italian Postmodern Desk and Chair Unknown, 1970s, Italy
Located in London, GB
This stunning Italian Postmodern desk has been crafted from lacquered wood, with a dark removable smoke glass top. It’s solid structure is in good condition with surface scratches...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Plywood

Italian Postmodern Desk Chair Unknown, 1970s, Italy
Located in London, GB
A circular desk chair by an unknown designer. It has a padded seat and backrest upholstered in vinyl, supported by reflective aluminium disc base. It rotates 360 degrees in original ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

  • Italian Postmodern Desk Chair Unknown, 1970s, Italy
  • Italian Postmodern Desk Chair Unknown, 1970s, Italy
  • Italian Postmodern Desk Chair Unknown, 1970s, Italy
  • Italian Postmodern Desk Chair Unknown, 1970s, Italy
H 26.38 in. W 23.63 in. L 26.38 in.
Italian Postmodern White Desk, Unknown, 1970s, Italy
Located in London, GB
This stunning Italian postmodern desk has been crafted from lacquered wood, with a dark removable smoke glass top. It’s solid structure is in good condition with surface scratches...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Glass, Plywood

1990s Postmodern Desk or Table Lamp by Robert Sonneman for George Kovacs
By George Kovacs, Robert Sonneman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Postmodern iteration of the Classic two-pillar banker’s lamp from lighting designer Robert Sonneman for George Kovacs. Designed in 1990, this piece has a triangular shade in putty-...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

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Postmodern Desk For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal postmodern desk for your home. Each postmodern desk for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, plastic and steel. If you’re shopping for a postmodern desk, we have 96 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a postmodern desk — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each postmodern desk bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks is very popular. A well-made postmodern desk has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by George Kovacs, Robert Sonneman and Arteluce are consistently popular.

How Much is a Postmodern Desk?

A postmodern desk can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,323, while the lowest priced sells for $240 and the highest can go for as much as $10,500.

A Close Look at post-modern Furniture

Strictly speaking, postmodern design was a short-lived movement that manifested itself chiefly in Italy and the United States in the early 1980s. The characteristics of postmodern furniture and other postmodern objects included hot-colored, loud-patterned, usually plastic surfaces; strange proportions and weird angles; and a vague-at-best relationship between form and function.

Critics derided postmodern design as a grandstanding bid for attention and nothing of consequence. The fact that, decades later, postmodern design still has the power to provoke thoughts (along with other reactions) proves they were not entirely correct.

Postmodernism began as an architectural critique. Starting in the 1960s, a small cadre of mainly American architects began to argue that modernism, once high-minded and even noble in its goals, had become stale, stagnant and blandly corporate. In the next decade in Milan, a cohort of designers led by Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini brought the discussion to bear on design.

Sottsass and Michele de Lucchi, in 1980, gathered a core group of young designers, which would come to include Michael Graves, Marco Zanini, Shiro Kuramata and Matteo Thun, into a design collective they called Memphis. The Memphis Group saw design as a means of communication and they wanted it to shout. That it did: the first Memphis collection appeared in 1981 and broke all the modernist taboos, embracing irony, kitsch, wild ornamentation and bad taste.

Memphis works remain icons of postmodernism: the Sottsass Casablanca bookcase, with its leopard-print plastic veneer; de Lucchi’s First chair, which has been described as having the look of an electronics component; Martine Bedin’s Super lamp: a pull-toy puppy on a power cord leash. After the initial Memphis show caused an uproar, postmodern design quickly took off in America. The architect Robert Venturi had already begun a series of plywood chairs for Knoll Inc. with beefy, exaggerated silhouettes of traditional styles such as Queen Anne and Chippendale. In 1982, the new firm Swid Powell enlisted a group of top American architects, including Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Stanley Tigerman and Venturi to create postmodern tableware in silver, ceramic and glass.

On 1stDibs, the collection of postmodern furniture includes seating, decorative objects, lighting fixtures and more.